Meet Jana, Overall Winner Elite Model Look 2016
How did it feel to win the Elite Model Look World Final?
I am really happy. It is so amazing to win. I would have never expected that I can pass to the final. I still can’t believe that it was real! It was like a dream. In one day, all my life has completely changed! Before I arrived in Lisbon, I thought that I would meet new friends and also that we would have fun but not so much like we had in reality. I think that Lisbon completely exceeded my expectations.
What was your favourite part of bootcamp?
For me, the best part was the editorial shoot with fashion photographer Goncalo. I also loved talking with all the contestants when we were getting to know each other. It was great, I have never met so many other young people from all around the world at one time. We were representing 36 different countries!
You originally went to the casting with a friend in Prague who encouraged you to apply – what did you think would happen when you entered the competition?
I am very thankful to my friend who encouraged me to apply to the casting in Prague. Without her, I would have never signed up to this competition! I had lots of doubts if I am good enough for modelling. I have spoken to her since I won and she said to me: “I am so happy for you, I knew you can do it. I trusted you all the time.”
Did you have a favourite moment in the show?
I am really happy that I could have been part of the Final. The show was spectacular even I have already seen the EML Finals in the past many times on Youtube. My favourite part was when the first introduction of 62 finalists together wearing the silver jumpsuits. We were like one body moving on stage.
What was it like to get home after you won?
It was nice to see my family again. They threw a welcome party for me when I got back. But also I was sad that I had to leave Lisbon and my new friends! It was very emotional when we had to say goodbye, but I hope I’ll see them again soon.
What are you looking forward to doing next?
I am looking forward to fashion shows in cities like Paris, Milan, New York and other world capitals. It is like a dream just to think about it!